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Toshiba 32TL515U LED LCD 3D HDTV Review

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We had such a hard time, we thought it was broken. Turns out this is just how the TV works: sluggishly and ineptly.

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Audio Quality

The 32TL515U's audio performance is wretchedly bad, sounding only the slightest bit better than a rusty phonograph. Forget bass response at all: the 32TL515U just won't reproduce it. This TV is probably good enough for talk shows, but we wouldn't suggest using it for movies unless you're using an external system.

Menu Interface

The menu interface of the 32TL515U looks pretty cool the first time you open it. That's about how long the honeymoon period with this TV lasts, however, as the functionality of this menu is a little subpar. The interface is inconsistent at best, relying on a system of pop-up scrolling sub menus that are impossible to tell if they actually contain the settings you're looking for. We had to use three separate submenus just to calibrate the picture.

Menu Main Photo

Once the submenus are open, you'll get a very straight-forward scrolling list of settings that are much closer to what older TV owners will be used to. It's really too bad that Toshiba didn't stick with this for their 32TL515U, as it probably would have made the interface simpler.

Menu 2 Photo

Once you get into a submenu, it looks like this

Instruction Manual

The 32TL515U's instruction manual is thorough and easy to navigate. Well done on this one, Toshiba. We recommend downloading the PDF version for even faster keyword searching. Find it here.

Instruction Manual Photo

A great instruction manual

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. 3D
  7. Viewing Effects
  8. Calibration
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
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  15. Sony Bravia KDL-32EX720 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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